Chateau Clinet Pomerol 2009
WA100: Clinet has been on a hot streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean-Michel Arcaute’s monumental 1989. A blend of 85% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multi-dimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet. It should drink well in 3-5 years and keep for 25-30.
JD99: Still deeply colored, the sensational 2009 Feytit-Clinet boasts a knockout bouquet of black fruits, violets, hints of earth, and licorice. Deep, opulent, with incredible depth of fruit, ripe, sweet tannin, and a blockbuster finish, this beauty is just about off the charts. It's still youthful and lively and needs more time, but this is an incredible wine!